Son of a Hundred Kings

Son of a Hundred Kings Little Ludar Prentice arrived in the busy Canadian town of Balfour with an appealing sign on his back but with no place to go He had been shipped from England to join the father he had never known bu

  • Title: Son of a Hundred Kings
  • Author: Thomas B. Costain
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Little Ludar Prentice arrived in the busy Canadian town of Balfour with an appealing sign on his back but with no place to go He had been shipped from England to join the father he had never known, but fate decreed that father and son were never to meet Fortunately, some kind citizens, led by Mr Milner, the newspaper publisher, rallied round, and Ludar was given a homeLittle Ludar Prentice arrived in the busy Canadian town of Balfour with an appealing sign on his back but with no place to go He had been shipped from England to join the father he had never known, but fate decreed that father and son were never to meet Fortunately, some kind citizens, led by Mr Milner, the newspaper publisher, rallied round, and Ludar was given a home.The home was with the Christians Billy Christian, a spare time inventor, was a big hearted man, had a sharp tongue but a sympathetic, conscientious heart They were good to Ludar But as the years passed and Ludar grew to young manhood, his lot was not an easy one.Inevitably, he became involved in the lives of many of the townspeople There was Lockie McGregor, the merchant with the extraordinary sign his daughter Catherine, whose experience with pride and love was fraught with drama Sloppy Bates, the newspaper reporter who accomplished a miracle And there was the Craven family, Balfour s best, headed by two brothers now engaged with their very different wives in a struggle for supremacy and revenge.Still, set apart by his unknown background an the rumors and speculations which persisted about him were not all optimistic Ludar could not freely enter the tempting, gay world of such people as the Cravens Most distressingly, he not not step easily over the barriers separating him from Antoinette Milner, the publisher s lovely and charming daughter And Norman Craven was a formidable rival.Loyal and unselfish, Ludar shouldered the burden of responsibility for the Christians when they suffered reverses He was not one to complain, but would his talent and ambitions never be fulfilled Would his heart always ache with hopeless love to Tony Milner, so beyond his reach, perhaps to be lost to him forever Of all people, it was tony and her father who uncovered the secret of Ludar s origins They did not reveal their discovery to him until in an exciting turn of events whereby Ludar became the center of a mystery case which shook the town Ludar, in an unexpected way, proved himself to be of truly gallant, noble stature.With his brilliant gift for storytelling, with his remarkable ability to create lively, distinctive characters and to capture the atmosphere of a nostalgic period, Thomas B Costain has in Son of a Hundred Kings achieved another well deserved, smashing success.

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    1. Just arrived from USA through BM.Summary plot This is at heart a very simple story, one that begins in 1890 and its centered on Ludar Prentice Orphaned and his parentage very much a mystery to the reader , his wicked aunt sends him to his father in Canada without any money and a note sewn onto his back telling all and sundry where he s to be delivered to Ludar survives the long journey via ship and rail only to find an unhappy surprise waiting for him in Balfour because his father is dead.Even i [...]

    2. You see, it s from that line of Kipling s, Duke s son cook s son Son of a hundred kings I think he meant that it doesn t matter about such things because we re all just about equal anyway Son of a Hundred Kings is at heart a very simple story, one that begins in 1890 and is centered around Ludar Prentice Orphaned and his parentage very much a mystery to the reader , his wicked aunt sends him to his father in Canada without any money and a note sewn onto his back telling all and sundry where he s [...]

    3. 21 MAR 2014 received from Dear Laura A very special gift Much appreciated.2 APR 2014 beginning today Laura rated it to 4 stars I am certain I will enjoy it as much 3 APR 2014 Guys This is hard for me to read A tiny little boy aged 6 put to sea alone by his bitch of an aunt May a poxy plague attack her bottom and she suffer pain beyond belief Who does that Steals money from a child and places him alone on a ship from England to Canada I wept at lunchtime and had to put the book away for fear of r [...]

    4. Cute story with likable characters, for the most part, or rather the author did a rather astonishing job of making even the less likable people sympathetic, you understood where they were coming from, at least to some extent, which made their unkind actions seem less reprehensible Popsugar challenge 2017 a book with a red spine.This book may not originally have had a red spine but at some point in its life it has been rebound in red, so it counts now.

    5. Son of a Hundred Kings starts out with a six year old boy all alone on a voyage from England to America in the 1890 s I loved the little boy in this book he was so innocent and brave I wished that I could take him home with me I have read multiple books by this author and have loved them all.

    6. Thomas Costain has a gift for making artwork out of vocabulary and this book was no exception It was a worthwhile read, although it would not rank among my favorites of his work.

    7. A Dickensian type of storybut all s well that ends wellrt of.Our copy is an old copy found in this house we re renting, along with some other old books, mostly Bible study type books There are also Reader s Digest Condensed Books dating back to the 50s Anyone interested in them, let me know.

    8. This is perhaps this greatest book I ve ever read Thomas Costain told of a land in a time so richly and so wonderfully that every spoken word and action brimmed with life and passion His characters weren t tools or metaphors they were people, with personalities and attitudes that change over time.Thomas s tale of Balfour Canada is unlike any popular book out on the market today It isn t about murder, or sex, or dirty deeds, but about a young boy growing up in a strange world with people who want [...]

    9. I just cannot resist a mystery Until recently, I did not know I love a mystery I think that I may not have finished this book the soap opera aspect started to kick in , except for the mystery that I could not give up I started the book because it is Costain s novel about the gay nineties I wondered how similar life was then to life now In the 1890s, the titans of industry were making a fortune, America was changing, people were employed but with poor wages, new technology was disrupting life in [...]

    10. This book is amazingi found it down in our basement when i was about 12, and attempted to read it i didn t understand it back then, the words whirling around my mind meaninglessly The basic facts registered that there was a boy, ludar prentice, who was trying to find familyhe s adopted and finds a girl i thought it was good, but again, i was confused and put it aside on my shelves i am now 14 and re read it about 4 months ago, and now that i understand it i think it is simply amazing the way the [...]

    11. At one time I loved everything this man wrote, but I find that it is very dated Very long, small print, overly sentimental and I ve been forcing myself through it just hoping to recapture what I once considered excellent literature Sadly it won t become a classic.

    12. Finally a Canadian author who is not bleak The blurb for this book is not correct It is actually about a boy growing up in a small town in Ontario, Canada, and the town welcoming a lost boy into their midst If you like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn you will enjoy this book too.

    13. how is this not considered one of the great classics following Ludars life has been such a joy to mine the way it leaves off with such joy makes me sooooo happy and hopeful I will recommend this book until its popular

    14. Thomas B does it againtakes us on a fantastic journey I love the epic scope of his writing and how his protagonists tend to travel and we follow them through many ages and stages of life

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